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Guilty Pleasures

 

Many are good for our heart and well-being!

 

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.



Guilty Pleasures

 

Many are good for our heart and well-being!

 

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.



comments (44)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Aug 2011, 02:12
Chocolate should be in the daily diet...
Ginnie Hart: It is, Ray...at least in ours. grin Thanks.
Very nice image- 70% cocao is recommended... smile
Ginnie Hart: 70% minimum and in moderation. How can you beat that, Elizabeth, right?! smile Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2011, 04:27
Wonderful selective focus Ginnie. Wish I had some of these right now!
Ginnie Hart: These are the tiny chocolates they serve with koffie in different cafes here in the Netherlands, Kala. We LOVE when they do that, especially at 70% cacao. It so happens this was one of the first macros I ever did when I started out using my macro lens. I still hadn't figured out sharp focus, I'm afraid, but thanks anyway. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Aug 2011, 04:52
Wonderful macro and I do know the seize of this piece of chocolate.... it needs a box full to do any harm wink
Life is fun with these Guilty Pleasures.... wink
Ginnie Hart: And this was when I started figuring out my macro lens, before I knew how to do sharp focus! HA! Thanks for your vote of confidence, MLMAMV. I love how the Dutch cafes serve up these goodies with koffie evetywhere we go. smile Hartstikke bedankt.
  • ken
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2011, 05:18
A Woman after my own Hart!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. The sweetest thing you could say, Ken. Thank you. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Aug 2011, 06:22
Isn't it nice to know that the real stuff actually is good for us Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris!!!
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 22 Aug 2011, 07:23
Is my best an most dangerous Sin
Ginnie Hart: HA! For a lot of people, Oscar. smile Gracias.
Completely all right with you my Ginnie, but needs not to abuse all the same. For ice creams, you pass at home when you want, you know well. Kisses on your cheeks.
Ginnie Hart: Everything in moderation, Pierrot. Everything. grin Merci.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 22 Aug 2011, 07:46
Extra cocoa, that's what I like Ginnie. 70% is pretty good.
Ginnie Hart: Nothing less than 70%, Chad, and you've got it made, in moderation, of course! smile Thanks.
I love chocolate
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Chantal. smile
My daughter Helen would agree with you on the benefits of chocolate Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Glad to hear it, Bill. smile Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Aug 2011, 08:34
Not before bedtime unless they are very tiny ;o)
Ginnie Hart: A couple on your pillow, waiting for you, Mike. smile
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Aug 2011, 10:06
Its one of those things you know you shouldn't but you do grin and after reading your story on Vision and Verb lol, Why Not! smile
I shall enjoy guilty pleasures from now on smile
Ginnie Hart: A few of them in moderation will never kill us, Linda, and we only live once! smile Thanks.
Ha! Did you know that dark chocolates are extremely good for you heart?
So don't feel guilty, G!

But it's gotta be dark chocolates, not milk or white chocolates. ;p
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, LC. That's what I mention as a caveat at my V&V post today. 70% min. cacao, and in moderation. I even saw a poster on it in a hopsital, about chocolate being good for your heart. Thank God! smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain
  • 22 Aug 2011, 10:09
Nothing to feel guilty about here Ginnie - get stuck in and enjoy1
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Ingrid! smile Thanks.
awesome closeup and focus, nicely done
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. Actually, it was one of my first macros when I had no clue how to focus sharply. But I still decided to keep it.
Dutch chocolate. I used to work on trade advertising for Cacao De Zaan, a company with 80 years pedigree in all things Cocoa, nice account with lots of samples smile Taken over by conglomerate ADM 1997.
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope you took all the samples you could get, John! grin Thanks.
Please don't eat it all Ginnie, save some for me.
Ginnie Hart: I've saved one for your pillow tonight, Frances. smile
  • Krunal
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2011, 11:21
I love dark chocolate and this is mouth watering...i think i should go and take a bite now...
Ginnie Hart: HA I bet there are very few of us, if any, Krunal, who don't like chocolate. smile Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Aug 2011, 11:26
And wash down with a red vine good life
Ginnie Hart: Now you're talking, Vintage! smile
I've never really been big on candy, except when it comes to chocolate. Love it!

Great shot, Ginnie. I like the focus and how you framed this up.
Ginnie Hart: Truth be told, Jimi, I don't think of good, dark chocolate as candy...only if it's in a candy bar. But like this, who can resist it! smile Thanks.
Cashing in your stamp collection and other belongings to finance your future; Ginnie, you are one smart cookie. Judging from the macro images you have posted so far, that lens should be considered a valuable asset to your art and a gift to us all.
Ginnie Hart: Your words greatly humble me, Beverly. THANK YOU.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 22 Aug 2011, 12:50
O.M.G. how awesome is this photo! I am getting hungry just looking at it!! grin
Ginnie Hart: I guess we all love us some chocolate, Emily. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2011, 12:53
Good for the heart..and for the soul!!! It's my daily afternoon sweet indulgence!
Ginnie Hart: We have a piece almost every evening after supper with our koffie, Marcie. smile A wonderful indulgence the darker it is. Thanks.
Definitely my favourite indulgence!
Ginnie Hart: It sounds like we're all takers, JP! smile Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Aug 2011, 13:58
Super shot! I might have to shell out on one of these glassware. I better be good for a week or so , so I can reward myself wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Rewards are part of the learning process, SAVO! smile Thanks.
I'm hungry... for chocolate AND a macro lens. smile
Ginnie Hart: There's always room for a reward or two, Larry. smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2011, 15:36
lol.. don't be guilty.. it's 70%.. ;D nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Rian. smile Thanks.
Oh dear, my favourite chocolate is Dark Chocolate, I could eat it by the box full, but don't of course.
Ginnie Hart: The darker the better, Brian, and in moderation. What a way to go! smile Thanks.
Moderation. Everything taken to excess is bad. Even water.
Ginnie Hart: You've got that right, Michael!
As long as it is 70%+ smile
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Tom. That's the caveat...and in moderation! Thanks.
Coffee with a brandy and chocolate for me please Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Coming right up, Mick! grin Thanks.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 22 Aug 2011, 22:56
Moderation is fine, but it's good for the soul to break out occasionally - although I'm not sure that Gerard Depardieu would agree. Hmmmm!

So go on Ginnie, spoil yourself and have two piecs!

Good macro by the way, I thought the DOF was spot on, accident or not.
Ginnie Hart: You're so good at encouraging, George. Thank you! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2011, 00:35
Dark chocolate is a favourite treat of mine smile
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely hard to resist, Cherry. Thank you.
Strangely enough i just had some dark chocholote that was also 70% cocoo.... cool....petersmile
I like your picture toogrin
Ginnie Hart: Good for the heart, Peter, and that's no lie! smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Aug 2011, 09:11
I know such people who will think it good for the heart tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! I hope you're one of them, Louis. smile Thanks.
  • tede
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2011, 10:54
Gluttony is not a bad thingsmile) This chocolate seems to me excellent, superb shot. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Anything in moderation has got to be healthy, Tede. grin Merci.
I'm off to my home country, Malaysia, for my summer holiday, G!
Hope you'll have a great summer too.
Ginnie Hart: Good for you, LC. That sounds like a wonderful pleasure, with no guilt! We're having a great summer, too. Thanks.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 23 Aug 2011, 15:26
Yummie!!
Nice shot of this "edelbitterschokolade". Must be good! smile
Ginnie Hart: You know how they give you these with koffie in the Netherlands, Fokko. When it's 70%, it's well worth the koffie. smile Bedankt.
Dark chocolate. Yes!!!
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Wim! Bedankt.
Best Chocolate ever! It is good for the heart and soul and is filling in that sweet tooth.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Sue. How could you ever say NO to it! smile Thanks.
the sharpness of the letters is so attractive!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • crash
  • United States
  • 24 Aug 2011, 22:14
mmmmm .... chocolate
Ginnie Hart: My sentiment exactly, Dennis. I bet you could use a lot of it right about now!
I bet my wife would love this picture and comment wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! We women are all on the same page, Aksel. grin

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